Lemon Spaghetti Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Spaghetti recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Spaghetti using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kme1624

Makes 6 servings



Delicious with veal cutlets or chicken cutlets.

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Spaghetti

1 pound spaghetti
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup basil, very thinly sliced

Recipe Directions for Lemon Spaghetti

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and drop the spaghetti into the pot.

  2. Heat a large deep skillet over low heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.

  3. When the pasta has been cooking about 5 minutes, add lemon juice, a ladle of the cooking water from the pasta and the cream to the garlic and oil. Raise heat a bit to bring sauce to a bubble.

  4. Drain pasta when it still has a good bite to it, al dente. Add lemon zest and half of the cheese to the cream sauce. Season the sauce with salt, to taste. Add pasta to pan and turn off heat. Toss the pasta with sauce a minute or 2, allowing it time to soak up the sauce.

  5. Top the plates of pasta or platter with remaining cheese, parsley and basil.

Categories

Pasta, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 129.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
392
Calories from Fat
153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.0g
26%
Saturated Fat
6.3g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Sodium
281mg
12%
Potassium
221mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
44.4g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
15.5g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 22% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
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